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Pregabalin Versus Levetiracetam In Partial Seizures

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 1, 2007
Results First Posted : July 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 28, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pfizer ( Pfizer's Upjohn has merged with Mylan to form Viatris Inc. )

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 27, 2007
First Posted Date  ICMJE October 1, 2007
Results First Submitted Date  ICMJE May 21, 2013
Results First Posted Date  ICMJE July 11, 2013
Last Update Posted Date January 28, 2021
Study Start Date  ICMJE October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date May 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 21, 2013)
Proportion of Participants With Response to Treatment [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Week 16 ]
Participants who had at least 50% reduction in 28-day seizure rate from baseline to the end of the maintenance phase were considered as responders. The 28-day seizure rate was calculated as number of partial seizures in the period divided by difference of number of days in the period and number of missing diary day entries in the period, multiplied by 28.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 27, 2007)
The primary outcome is efficacy - the responder rate, defined as the proportion of subjects who had at least a 50% reduction in 28 day seizure rate during the maintenance phase, as measured from baseline (data collected during 6 weeks).
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 21, 2013)
  • Percent Change From Baseline in 28 Day Seizure Frequency at Week 16 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 16 ]
    The seizures were recorded by the participants, by a family member, by a caregiver, or by a legal guardian and documented in a daily seizure diary. Participant's 28-day seizure frequency of all partial seizure was assessed during double blind (TP + MP) phase compared with baseline.
  • Change From Baseline in the Proportion of 28-day Secondarily Generalized Tonic-clonic (SGTC) Seizure Rate to 28-day All Partial Seizure Rate at Week 16 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 16 ]
    Change was calculated as (proportion of SGTC seizure rate divided by all partial seizure rates during double blind phase) minus (proportion of SGTC seizure rate divided by all partial seizure rates at baseline). Negative values indicated reductions in seizures.
  • Percentage of Participants Without Seizures [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Week 16 ]
    Seizure free for 28 days was defined as participants who have not experienced any seizure (simple partial, complex partial and SGTC) for at least 28 consecutive days from their last seizure until the end of the maintenance phase. Same participant could be seizure free for a specific type of seizure but not necessarily for the other types of seizure.
  • Change From Baseline in Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale - Anchored (BPRS-A) Total and Core Score at Week 7, 10, 13, 16 and Follow-up [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 7, 10, 13, 16 and Follow-up (Day 7 of taper phase) ]
    BPRS-A:18-item clinician rated scale assesses somatic concern,anxiety, emotional withdrawal,conceptual disorganization,hallucinatory behavior(HB), guilt feelings,suspiciousness,disorientation,tension,mannerisms and posturing,grandiosity,depressive mood,hostility,motor retardation,uncooperativeness,unusual thought content,blunted affect,excitement. Items rated on 7-point scale 1 (not reported) to 7 (very severe). Total score=sum of items(range 18-126), core score=sum of conceptual disorganization, suspiciousness, HB, unusual thought content(range 4-28). Higher total/core score=more impairment.
  • Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 16 ]
    HADS: participant rated questionnaire with 2 subscales. HADS-A assesses state of generalized anxiety (anxious mood, restlessness, anxious thoughts, panic attacks); HADS-D assesses state of lost interest and diminished pleasure response (lowering of hedonic tone). Each subscale comprised of 7 items with range 0 (no presence of anxiety or depression) to 3 (severe feeling of anxiety or depression). Total score 0 to 21 for each subscale; higher score indicates greater severity of anxiety and depression symptoms.
  • Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Scale (MOS-SS) Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 16 ]
    Participant-rated 12-item questionnaire to assess constructs of sleep over past week; 7 subscales:sleep disturbance,snoring,awakened short of breath,sleep adequacy,somnolence (range:0-100);sleep quantity (range:0-24),optimal sleep(yes/no), and 9 item index measures of sleep disturbance provide composite scores:sleep problem summary,overall sleep problem. Except adequacy,optimal sleep and quantity, higher scores=more impairment. Scores transformed (actual raw score[RS] minus lowest possible score divided by possible RS range*100);total score range:0-100;higher score=more intensity of attribute.
  • Percentage of Participants With Optimal Sleep Assessed Using Medical Outcomes Study-Sleep Scale (MOS-SS) Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 16 ]
    MOS-SS: participant-rated 12 item questionnaire to assess constructs of sleep over past week. It included 7 subscales: sleep disturbance, snoring, awakened short of breath, sleep adequacy, somnolence, sleep quantity and optimal sleep. Participants responded whether their sleep was optimal or not by choosing yes or no. Percentage of participants with optimal sleep are reported.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 27, 2007)
Safety and tolerability - Change in seizure count frequency from baseline to endpoint, calculated as the percent change in 28 day seizure frequency during the maintenance phase of treatment compared with baseline.
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Pregabalin Versus Levetiracetam In Partial Seizures
Official Title  ICMJE A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group Multi-Center Comparative Flexible-Dose Study Of Pregabalin Versus Levetiracetam As Adjunctive Therapy To Reduce Seizure Frequency In Subjects With Partial Seizures
Brief Summary This study will compare pregabalin and levetiracetam in patients with partial seizures. It will also evaluate the safety and tolerability of pregabalin and levetiracetam in these patients.
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Partial Seizures
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: pregabalin
    300, 450, 600 mg/day administered orally, BID until seizure control/improvement or intolerable side effects
  • Drug: levetiracetam
    1000, 2000, 3000 mg/day administered orally, BID until seizure control/improvement or intolerable side effects
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Active Comparator: B
    Intervention: Drug: pregabalin
  • Active Comparator: A
    Intervention: Drug: levetiracetam
Publications * Zaccara G, Almas M, Pitman V, Knapp L, Posner H. Efficacy and safety of pregabalin versus levetiracetam as adjunctive therapy in patients with partial seizures: a randomized, double-blind, noninferiority trial. Epilepsia. 2014 Jul;55(7):1048-57. doi: 10.1111/epi.12679. Epub 2014 Jun 5.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 25, 2012)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 27, 2007)
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE May 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date May 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects (male or female) must be > 18 years of age, with a diagnosis of epilepsy with partial seizures, as defined in the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification of seizures.
  • Partial seizures may be simple or complex, with or without secondary tonic-clonic generalization.
  • Subjects must be have been diagnosed with epilepsy for at least 2 years, and must have been unresponsive to treatment with at least two but no more than five prior antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), and at the time of study enrollment are on stable dosages of 1 or 2 standard AEDs.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Females who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or intend to become pregnant during the course of the trial will be excluded
  • Subjects with other neurologic illness that could impair endpoint assessment, or subjects with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, absence seizures, status epileptics within the 12 months prior to trial entry, or with seizures due to an underlying medical illness or metabolic syndrome, will be excluded.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Belgium,   Bulgaria,   Colombia,   Costa Rica,   Czechia,   France,   Germany,   Greece,   India,   Italy,   Korea, Republic of,   Lithuania,   Mexico,   Panama,   Peru,   Philippines,   Russian Federation,   Spain,   Taiwan,   Turkey,   Venezuela
Removed Location Countries Czech Republic
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00537238
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE A0081157
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Pfizer ( Pfizer's Upjohn has merged with Mylan to form Viatris Inc. )
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Pfizer's Upjohn has merged with Mylan to form Viatris Inc.
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
PRS Account Pfizer
Verification Date May 2013

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